Holman Ranch Carmel Valley CA

Holman Ranch Carmel Valley CA

After spending a couple nights in Carmel by the Sea, we headed inland to #CarmelValley to stay at #HolmanRanch. This private estate has amazing grounds and facilities with a rich #history that you can use for weddings, special events, #family gatherings, it is a retreat for #relaxation and #luxury.


Established in 1928, there have been different iterations and focuses of the ranch, but anyone who visits can’t deny how amazing the view is of the mountains and valley around you.

can’t deny how amazing the view is of the mountains and valley around you

from  $350

Hotel Carmel Valley Ranch

 Old Ranch Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, United States
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The entrance into the ranch 
The entrance into the ranch 

We stayed in the overnight guest rooms that really set the mood for a getaway at a ranch with its rustic decor. Just steps away from the guest rooms is a beautiful Spanish Hacienda main house. The detail in decor and amazing architecture show how much care went into the designs and restoration of the home.

set the mood for a getaway at a ranch with its rustic decor

Our room 
Our room 
The out buildings of the ranch 
The out buildings of the ranch 
Waiting for the jumping to commence 
Waiting for the jumping to commence 

Afterwards, we got a tour of the estate. There are 21 acres of vineyards and have actually only been making wine for about 14 years! They are all certified organic and sustainable and make their wine responsibly.

Exploring the vineyards 
Exploring the vineyards 
Perfectly maintained  
Perfectly maintained  

We even had a chance to check out the wine caves and try some of the wines straight from the barrels!

Ready to taste the goods 
Ready to taste the goods 
Barrels and Barrels endless Barrels 
Barrels and Barrels endless Barrels 
Beautiful courtyard 
Beautiful courtyard 

Fun fact: Charlie Chaplin used to frequent the ranch and did shows for guests here.

When we first laid eyes on Holman Ranch, we already imagined all the beautiful wedding photos that could be taken here. It’s a shame we didn’t know about it before we got married. We couldn’t resist taking some of our own tripod shots!

It’s a shame we didn’t know about it before we got married

Amazing tree 
Amazing tree 

Although it’s not open to public, you can hold private events at Holman Ranch. Weddings are common, but you can also have family gatherings, special events, or corporate retreats. The Lowder family and staff are amazing and they can put together a truly unique experience for you that will be unforgettable.

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